Rail and Road Auctions

Rail and Road Auctions

AuctionZip Auctioneer ID # 49621  

Derek Thomas
44 WEA OAKS ST
Lafayette, IN 47909

Phone: 765-588-3400
Email: rarauctions@gmail.com
Web: www.RARauctions.com

Rail & Road is a full service auction company which specializes in the sale and valuation of performance vehicles, railroad art, and railroadiana. The company was founded by Indiana licensed auctioneer Derek Thomas who has nearly ten years’ experience in the sale of antique and high end model trains with Stout Auctions of which he continues to hold his role as Chief Operating Officer of their Indiana location.
Rail & Road was born out of a passion to better serve two niche markets in both the automotive and railroad industry.
Performance Vehicles: Here at Rail & Road we define a “Performance Vehicle” as a modified vehicle that is built with speed, handling, and / or comfort in mind. What makes Rail & Road different from other collector car auctions is that we are passionate for selling the Performance Vehicles from the years 1980-2008. Vehicles of this era are typically overlooked by other Collector Car Auctions and relegated to undesirable sale days or time slots by the company. At Rail & Road we believe that the performance vehicles from 1980 to today hold a special spot in the hearts and minds of drivers across the country, plus they are a TON of fun to drive.
Stay tuned for our first major Performance Vehicle Auction in June of 2020! We can’t wait to help you find a new Performance Vehicle to add to your collection.
Railroadiana: Another under served marked which Rail & Road specializes in is the Railroadiana market. This can include but is not limited to Signals, Lanterns, Signs, China, Model Boards, Bells, Track Equipment, Box Steps, and even full-size equipment such as passenger cars, boxcars, locomotives and cabooses. Owner Derek Thomas maintains his own Railroadiana collection at home and has sold hundreds of pieces of Railroadiana at auction over the past ten years.
While we love the smaller Railroadiana items, where Rail & Road truly shines is in the ability to deal with the logistics that other companies shy away from when it comes to handling large equipment. Contact us today for help evaluating, auctioning, or brokering the private sale of your Railroadiana collection.
At this time Railroadiana Auctions are scheduled on an as needed basis while our Performance Vehicle events are scheduled in June.
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